Scarborough’s Metro Label purchased by California’s Tapp Label

Tapp Label owner and CEO David Bowyer.
Tapp Label owner and CEO David Bowyer.

Metro Label of Scarborough, Ontario has been purchased by Tapp Label, located in Napa, California. Tapp also has locations in Livermore, California, Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia. Tapp Label owner and Chief Executive Officer David Bowyer added that the recent acquisition provides his company with a new location in Eastern Canada. The leading U.S. label printer now operates seven facilities in North America.

Founded in 1974, Metro Label specializes in printing high quality labels. In over three decades, the company has grown into one of the top 15 pressure-sensitive label companies in North America. It produces labels for a variety of key markets including beverages, wine and spirits, food products, household and gardening, personal care, petrochemicals and paints, pharmaceutical and ‘nutraceuticals’ and promotional campaigns.

tappmetrolabel1-inSome of its more innovative labels include ECL, in-mold and shrink sleeves – as well as specialty decorative finishes such as foil, holographic hot stamping and embossing. It has clients throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.

Founded in 1992, Tapp Label has won awards for excellence in almost every year of its existence while specializing in high-quality labels for some of the most influential, successful and renowned wine brands worldwide. It currently employs over 150 label specialists at its facilities and is widely recognized as the pressure-sensitive printer of choice for leading designers in the wine and specialty products industries.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.